Active School Week
Active Break Everyday Challenge
Monday 26th – Friday 30th November: Throughout the week it will be the aim of each class to complete at least 3 varied active breaks a day! Our committee members will keep track of their class’ progress using this chart and the class with the most complete at the end of the week will be awarded extra yard time!
European Week of Sport
Staff V Pupil Challenge
Check out the videos below to see who won!
A big well done to our Active School Committee for organising a successful “run to Paris”. Each class completed at least 10 laps of our yard each day! The positive energy and fitness levels of our pupils have progressed so much in the last week!
Keep an eye in your child’s journal for PE Homework, join a local sports club or go for a walk, cycle or scoot each day. It is important that we all get 30 minutes of exercise each day!
European Week of Sport
What is it?
This year Powerstown ETNS are participating in “The 2018 European Week of Sport.” Physical Activity will be celebrated in our school from 24th – 28th of September!
Why are we participating?
It is important that our pupils get 60 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Although the school day is very short, we encourage our pupils to #beactive and believe that is strongly supports their mental well-being, and therefore enables them to reach their true academic potential!
So, next week, each class will participate in daily exercises! Please ensure that your child wears runners and appropriate clothing to school.
How are We Celebrating?
We are going to the Eiffel Tower!
As part of European Week of Sport and the #BeActive campaign the entire school is going to the Eiffel Tower!
It’s 778km away. To get there, each class are going to walk, jog or run 55km. This is 55 laps of our yard. This equates to just 10 laps of our yard per day!
There is a whiteboard and calculator on our P.E board and each class will add their km each day when they come in from yard. A great way to integrate Maths in our #BeActive campaign.
Classes are encouraged to put 0/55km on their class whiteboard and either add or take away until they have reached their 55km target!
What to pack:
- Swimming costume
- Swimming hat
- Flip-flops / swimming socks
- Arm bands (optional)
- Goggles (optional)
- Bag for wet clothes
- Children should wear their swimming costumes under their clothes to school. It saves time on arrival at the pool!
- Please put your child’s name on all of his or her belongings with permanent marker
- If bringing arm bands, please blow them up in advance. Arm bands are optional this year as the NAC can adjust the depth of the pool to cater for new swimmers!
- Please do not pack shampoo, conditioner or body lotions
The P.E. Curriculum
Physical Education (P.E) is for children from junior infants to sixth class. The curriculum contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives – with the aim to developing fundamental movement and ball skills in all children appropriate to their ability.
The PE curriculum provides a balanced range of activities for children through the six strands:
•Outdoor and adventure activities
Appropriate clothes for PE
Every child in school should be doing one hour of discrete PE through the school week. In Powerstown, most teachers choose to split this hour over two days. To ensure that PE can be enjoyed fully by all children we recommend that children wear runners and appropriate clothing that allow for flexibility and movement.
Monday: Birch, Rose, Sycamore, Oak
Wednesday: Beech, Lime, Chestnut, Sycamore, Alder, Kamilah, Redwood
Thursday: Rowan, Hazel, Ash, Birch, Larry GAA day – check with teacher
Friday: Beech, Lime, Hazel, Redwood, Willow and Rose
Active Afterschool Clubs!
Athletics: 3rd – 6th Classes on Wednesdays 2.10 – 3pm
BeActive Multi-sports: 1st and 2nd Classes on Wednesdays 2.10 – 3pm
GAA: Thursday: 3rd – 6th Class 2.10 – 3pm
Fingal Athletics League
Big well done to our after school Athletics club who took part in the Fingal Athletics League cross country races in Porterstown Park. All did us proud #BeActive #ActiveSchoolFlag
Marathon Kids: the Final Mile
The Kamilah and Alder Class completed their final mile in Santry Stadium this week! Well done you guys – You’ve now completed a marathon of 25.2 miles!
Our 5th and 6th classes have been taking part in Fingal County Council’s 8 week running programme.
Students have been performing four running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity.
The finale will see the students running their last mile and completing the marathon at the National Cross Country Course located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin 15.
Making the Right Choices
Do we make the right choices when it comes to food? Our body is like a car, it needs fuel. If we fail to fuel our body with the right energy it won’t perform as well as it can. Former Olympian David Gillick answered this and a lot more questions directly when he visited Powerstown ETNS last week. We have some nice little videos and some cool pictures of his visit.
From the Kamilah Class:
“On Wednesday 17th of October David Gillick the Irish international track and field athlete came to PETNS.
David ran 1 mile with the Kamilah and Alder class.
David also spoke to the children about the benefits of getting adequate sleep and keeping hydrated.
David gave the children some tasty recipe ideas from his new book Back on Track.
The Kamilah and Alder class are looking forward to completing the marathon in November with David at Santry Stadium.”
We’ve learned that running and exercising is good for both body (Week 2), mind (Week 3) and socially (Week 4) and that there are also a lot of Community Benefits in Exercising (Week 5). Week 6 saw David talk about the Importance of Hydration.
Active School Flag: what is it and why?
According to the WHO all children require 60 minutes of physical exercise every day. As part of aiming to achieve the Active Schools Flag this year we are seeking, in partnership with parents and other organisations and family members, to energise all children throughout the day to be active for at least 60 minutes!
Ways this will be carried out and ensured in school: active playground, running initiatives e.g. Tour of Europe, active calendar events e.g. Active School Week, active brain breaks during class time and through cross curricular links.
Think about ways at home that all children could be more active! And if you have any ideas or hear of any cool initiatives in other schools, on the radio or TV that you think might energise all, send them on to firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Clubs in our Community
Skip’n Rope Skipping Workshop
A great couple of days skipping had by all classes! Over the two days every class in the school had the opportunity to learn and master the important skill of skipping!
Skipping requires a great amount of co-ordination and develops these gross motor skills massively.
Children will continue to have the chance to practice their skipping during Active Yard every day! #BeActive #ActiveSchoolFlag
Our First Fit Friday
What a great start to our weekly fitness buzz!
Fit Fridays are keeping us in good shape!
Posted by Powerstown Educate-Together on Friday, January 18, 2019
Get on your dancing/running shoes!
Our Active Flag Committee
Congratulations to all elected members of our Active Flag Committee. It will be there responsibility to attend committee meetings to share active ideas from their class and to inform their classes of Active Flag events and activities held throughout the year! To an Active Year ahead!
As part of our Active Flag we encourage all of our children to be active after school – through after school clubs, playing outside with friends and by assigning active homework!
Below is the active homework for all classes from October – December! Check back in the new year for January – April. #BeActive #GetMoving
Dublin Sonics Basketball Club
Tyrrelstown Cricket Club
Tyrrellstown Cricket Club is going to begin 2019 season very soon. The club has now its own Cricket ground which is getting readied with a new artificial pitch, for hosting matches from this current 2019 league season from 2nd week of April onwards.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝟭𝟬𝟬% 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗹𝗮𝗱𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁.
𝗜𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘂𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁, 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯’𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵, 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝟯𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵
Watch out for this space for more details on the coming big day of our club.
Tyrrelstown GAA Club
Every Thursday afternoon Larry (games promotion officer with Dublin GAA) comes in to school to work with all children to develop their core basic movement, ball handling, ball control skills and hand eye co-ordination.
Larry is affiliated with Tyrrelstown GAA who train at Tyrrelstown Community Centre.